Who we are

JVFG is a member organisation for farmers to benchmark their labour and machinery costs.

Our website address is: http://jvfg.co.uk.

We take Data Protection seriously – this privacy policy outlines what data this website collects, and how we store it and use it. The policy explains how we process and use your personal information. By visiting the site, or contacting us through it you are accepting our practices as described on this page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you contact us using the contact details on the site, we will use that information to respond to you. If your query leads to other requirements regarding your data this will be discussed with you at that time.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, or send us images to use on the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

This includes the Social media sharing buttons on the site. Use of these will use content from these social media sites, and so behave as though you are on those sites.


To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.

Who we share your data with

Any data we collect via this website is used within JVFG only. We do not sell, or distribute any data with third parties, other than those outlined in this privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

The anonymous Analytics data is kept for a period of 2 years maximum.

If you contact us directly through the website we will retain your information for as long as it is necessary to respond to your request and ensure it is dealt with fully.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have any privacy concerns, please contact JVFG (The Joint Venture Farming Group). We can be contacted by post at:

Tim Merry, JVFG Chair
Loscombe Barn Farm
West Knighton

Email: chairman@jvfg.co.uk
Phone: 01305 852790

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your personal information may be held by JVFG on computer, secure servers and/or manual files and will be used for the purposes of communication. All computers are password protected.